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    time ago when the ground starts to shake, the ocean ate up the coasts, and a dusty vortex sucks up cows, it meant the gods are mad. The ancient Greeks had a way of explaining the cause of many known natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. Whenever a natural disaster occurs someone somewhere did something to get the gods mad even though no one knew the real cause is the ancient Greek's mentality. Coming back into reality, science says otherwise. We can make conclusions

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    amount of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur, creepy, isn’t it? Additionally, California faces the highest risk of earthquakes. Earthquakes occur every day in California because of the notorious San Andreas Fault. Earthquakes are vibrations in the ground that happen because of breaking and moving rocks within the Earth’s crust, and they are unpredictable. Lastly, the constant earthquakes that occur set California at a high risk of tsunamis. Tsunamis are

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    Earthquake Advantages

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    create earthquakes which can cause lots of damage and can hurt people. When an earthquake occurs the ground shakes which can cause structures to break and fall apart this can be harmful for humans because people can be killed if a building collapses on them. This is why people tell you to get out of the building and get somewhere where nothing can fall on you so you will not be harmed. earthquakes can be harmful to society because when structures break and fall apart during an earthquake that means

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    The Earthquake In Haiti

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    populations were under the poverty line and on January 12, 2010, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti (Amadeo, 2016) and more than fifty-nine aftershocks that followed. This natural disaster had a devastating effect on Haiti economy. Government and people around the world made donations and pledges of aid to Haiti. (History, 2017) About 230,000 people were killed due to the earthquake, and more than 300,000 people injured. The earthquake created $7.8 billion to $8.5 billion in damages, 106,000 people were left

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    ABSTRACT The purpose of this article is to discuss 2010-2011 New Zealand earthquakes and the aftershocks, geological reasons of earthquake and various terminologies related to earthquake. The article also describes the Geology of New Zealand and how the geographical location makes the country Vulnerable to such disasters. Majorly the article discuss, the 2010 Canterbury earthquake and 2011 Christchurch earthquake, its Impact on Social and Economic structures of the country and its impact on the

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    to intensify, causing belongings to fall in residents’ homes. It was the beginning of the 5.7-magnitude Oklahoma earthquake, which struck on November 6, 2011 and resulted in significant structural damage (“Oklahoma’s Largest Quake in Decades Buckles Highway; Rattles Residents,” CNN). A journalistic study—published in the journal Geology—conducted in 2013 showed that the 2011 earthquake was actually caused by fracking, a practice in which water is injected into the Earth’s ground (“Wastewater Injection

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    EARTHQUAKES AND SEISMIC ZONES Japan has always had a history of experiencing tectonic movements and volcanic activities. The movements that were taking place during the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and even during the Tertiary times are still proceeding today. Earthquakes are too felt across the country at each and every part, as they accompany movements along the fault lines and volcanic activities. The conditions of seismicity in the Japanese Arc System are very intricately linked to the Plate Boundary

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    In 1755, Portugal was hit with a devastating natural disaster known as the Lisbon earthquake, killing an estimated 70,000 people and destroying almost 20,000 homes. As this was considered the first modern natural disaster of its time, and because the earthquake took place in a major capital city, the event sparked much discussion on the understanding of why it happened. In traditional view, the world was considered to be the best of all possible worlds and natural disasters "were often used as illustrations

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    Haiti Earthquake Analysis

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    The Haiti earthquake on 12 January 2010 was the most significant natural disaster to strike the Western hemisphere in modern history (Figure 1). The world response was immediate, but marred with various complications stemming from a logistical standpoint that, in retrospect were eventually overcome through the combined efforts of this international response. Notwithstanding the fact that early on, the immediate reaction can be considered ad hoc, it must be stated that any unplanned event of such

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    Haitian Earthquake Essay

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    The Haitian earthquake of 2010 was a tragic occurrence that left the country, economy, government, and people in shambles. “Over 200,000 people killed and 300,000 injured” (CBC News, 2012), the lives of millions were shaken up. So many organizations from many countries sympathized for these Haitians and millions of dollars were donated along with relief support. Five years later, the evidence of the disaster is still very evident. The current state of the Haitian government has created a political

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    Essay On Haiti Earthquake

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    one of the poorest countries in the world, that was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. The natural disaster in Haiti uncovered the non-existent mental health care system for the Haitians. After the natural disaster in Haiti, there were no attempts made to assess the prevalence of mental illnesses which many Haitians were exposed to hurricane Matthew. Background On the afternoon of January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale with fifty-two recorded aftershocks

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    that could be dangerous. These processes can be very hazardous. Some of the hazards the city faces avalanches, earthquakes, heavy snow, landslides, and tsunamis. Although the city faces regular avalanches and the possibility of landslides the town’s major hazard is earthquakes. Earthquakes are the biggest threat to Juneau. The city has a history of very violent earthquakes. The earthquakes in Juneau are caused by crustal stress accumulated by the North American and Pacific plates. The city also experiences

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    Pompeii Earthquake

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    Day of the Disaster by Lauren Tarshis ' is mostly about a town called Pompeii and the volcano called Mount Vesuvius, when the town of Pompeii was as normal as can be "BOOM, BOOM" then it happened one of the most deadliest volcano eruption in the world. Here is what the text stated "The pumice falls with painful force. It is mixed with hot ash, which clogs your nose and throat. Many people are fleeing." I choose this one because this explains how deadly this volcano was and is and what it could do

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    When the Wenchuan earthquake struck China on the 12th of May 2008 its shock and resulting aftershocks, landslides, mud-rock flows and barrier lakes affected more than 45.5 million people. 69,226 were killed, 17,923 went missing and another 374,643 were injured. The remainder were affected by job loss, homelessness, displacement and economic downfall as a result of the 5.36 million buildings that were destroyed and the further 21 million that were damaged. The disaster caused a direct economic impact

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    Convection Currents The Alaskan Way Viaduct will collapse if an earthquake happens. Tectonic plates rubbing together causes an earthquake. What causes them to rub together? An earthquake happens through a sequence of cause and effect. Altogether, temperature, density, and convection currents work together to cause an earthquake. The layer of the Earth are made up of the lithosphere, asthenosphere, mesosphere, and the core. In the lithosphere, there is the upper rigid mantle, oceanic crust, and continental

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    San Fernando Earthquake

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    My overall experience was excellent. During our first stop at a region that was site of the San Fernando Earthquake, we had the opportunity to know the major factor of the San Fernando Earthquake. I learned about the magnitude of the earthquake as well as the type of fault that was associated. On our second stop at the Placertia Canyon, we leaned material about Francisco Lopez discovery of gold in the Placertia Canyon; however

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    There are a lot of unexpected thing happened to our life. The Valdivia earthquake and Alaskan earthquakes is the most strongest earthquakes that ever happen in the world and this earthquakes are giving both of the two country a very big impact to their population and economy, they also losing a lot of people, housed, money and a huge of the area that earthquakes happened got damage. By the way one of the American author, Thomas Sowell, had said that “All thing are the same except for the differences

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    Kobe Earthquake Essay

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    countries. The response was slow, the urban infrastructure was weak and NOT earthquake proof, the majority of people’s house were wooden causing the primary impact of the house immediately collapsing, into a bigger issue when the fires started and spread, resulting in even more casualties, their reclaimed land did not come in very useful, causing liquefaction and being destroyed very quickly and easily during the earthquake. The city was totally unprepared, of course the fact that it was early in the

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    Earthquakes are caused when rock underground suddenly breaks along a fault. This sudden release of energy causes the seismic waves that make the ground shake. When two plates are rubbing against each other, they stick a little. Most earthquakes occur along the edge of the oceanic and continental plates. Due to stress they shift and cause the earthquake. that zone is more subject to seismic disasters. Tectonic, volcanic, collapse and explosion, are the four different types of earthquakes. A tectonic

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    In this essay I will discuss the risk management in the Haitian earthquake 2010 and the Japanese earthquake and tsunami 2011. I will compare the risk management and mitigation procedures each country had in place and how the natural hazard impacted on their society. I picked Japan and Haiti as it allowed me to compare how a developed and undeveloped country coped when faced with a natural hazard. United nations office for disaster risk reduction (2007) defines disaster risk management as ‘the systematic

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